Look Not Upon Our Sins (2020)

Look Not Upon Our Sins Georgette Symonds Look Not Upon Our Sins Bridget Donahue s heart stopped And in that moment a torrent of guilt and regret swelled up consuming her Before her under a mound of fallen leaves a piece of faded red cloth protruded Could her s
  • Title: Look Not Upon Our Sins
  • Author: Georgette Symonds
  • ISBN: 9781499105056
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
Look Not Upon Our Sins Georgette Symonds Bridget Donahue s heart stopped And, in that moment, a torrent of guilt and regret swelled up consuming her Before her, under a mound of fallen leaves, a piece of faded red cloth protruded Could her search for her sister end here Bridget, only 13, carried the burden of knowing she was somehow responsible for her missing sister The years of searching for Meg were to coBridget Donahue s heart stopped And, in that moment, a torrent of guilt and regret swelled up consuming her Before her, under a mound of fallen leaves, a piece of faded red cloth protruded Could her search for her sister end here Bridget, only 13, carried the burden of knowing she was somehow responsible for her missing sister The years of searching for Meg were to continue until she married Peter When he tragically dies, Bridget and her three daughters set sail to join here wealthy brother in America They traveled across the Atlantic full of dreams for a new life But they were ill prepared for the life they found in 1927 Brooklyn It is there that her daughter, Elizabeth, becomes an alcoholic and goes into exile It is only when Bridget s granddaughter, Mabel, who was abandoned and betrayed grows up that the pieces of the family are put back together and they find out what happened back in Ireland to Meg It s been said that the Irish experience is mute That there is no one to write for the Irish, no one to speak for them Look Not Upon Our Sins does just that The backdrop covers everything from the Great famine and the heart wrenching crossing over the Atlantic Ocean on coffin ships as Irish ancestors died trying desperately to reach for a new life in North America, the early days of Brooklyn and the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the hay day of the 1920 s to the 1950 s A wonderful novel that truly captures Ireland I was deeply moved by her descriptions You will immediately fall in love with the passion of Bridget Donahue I hope it becomes a New York Times Best Seller Andy Cooney Irish American Entertainer and Recording Artist Look Not Upon Our Sins is an Irish style Roots meets A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Like Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes this is the compelling story of an Irish family However, it is seen through the eyes of three generations of women showing the complex dynamic relationship between mother and daughter and between sisters.
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  1. Jackie Rogers

    Look Not Upon Our Sins was an interesting look into an Irish family enduring many hardships and changes in their lives after immigrating to USA Is a Mom and her three daughters and an uncle who had been in USA for many years Takes place in New York in 1920 s and on The daughters have a hard time adjusting to a new country with different culture and lots of temptations Story carries one through the lives of the girls and their children This all began with a missing young girl in Ireland and endin [...]

  2. Teresa Whitehead

    I received this book for free in a give away in exchange for an honest review I really liked this story telling of one woman s heartbreak after heartbreak and survival Bridget lost her sister and her husband tragically In order to make a new life for herself and her daughters, she finally moves from Ireland to America Her hardened heart causes her to make decisions that tear part of the family apart When her granddaughter grows up, she helps put the pieces of the family together again A wonderfu [...]

  3. Marsha Brooks

    I really loved this book I tried to read it very slow so it wouldn t end I am truly hoping that there will be another book to follow this one I am an avid reader and try to read a variety of books, my favorite being mysterys I think I have changed my mind after reading about Bridget Donahue in this book.l the characters just come alive and seem to be a part of your own life Don t let this book go undiscovered Buy it now

  4. Dina

    This was my pick for my book club My sister in law s friend wrote the book and was willing to come to our club meeting and discuss the book She was inspired by one painting in her home to write the book.

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